Colorado Cities Named America’s Best Performing

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(Jan. 9, 2015) The U.S. economy continues to recover from its Great Recession: The Economist reported this month that 2014’s third quarter saw 5 percent GDP growth, the fastest pace since 2003. But the recovery has been uneven, with the affluent benefiting disproportionately while working people and the middle class have fallen further behind.

The recovery has also been uneven across cities and metro areas, the real underlying engines of American economic growth. The latest evidence of this phenomenon can be found in the 2014 edition of the Milken Institute’s Best Performing Cities, released today. An outcomes-based ranking, the study rates some 200 large and 179 small metros on several key measures: job growth, wage and salary growth, and the size and concentration of high tech industry. The study shows how the recovery has been concentrated in – and, indeed, has revolved around – what the twin pillars of America’s knowledge/energy economy, with the best performers being energy centers and tech hubs.

As one of Colorado’s top home building companies, Aspen View and Aspen View Homes are thrilled to see four northern Colorado communities on the list of the Top 25 Best Performing Large Cities according to These cities include Denver/Aurora/Broomfield, Boulder, Greeley, and Loveland.

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About: Aspen View Homes (doing business in Southern Colorado as Aspen View Homes) is one of the nation’s largest regionally owned home building companies, with new homes in Southern Colorado from the $300s (in Loveland and Frederick), and new homes from the $200s in Colorado Springs.

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